The Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) is a superconducting fusion device also known as the Korean artificial sun. The new possible energy source set a new world record yesterday by managing to keep the plasma at a high temperature for 20 seconds. How tall? More than 100 million degrees.
On November 24 (Tuesday), the KSTAR Research Center at the Korea Institute of Fusion Energy (KEF) announced that in a joint research with Seoul National University (SNU) and Columbia University of the United States, it has succeeded in continuous operation plasma for 20 seconds with an ion temperature above 100 million degrees, which is one of the central conditions of nuclear fusion in the KSTAR Plasma 2020 campaign.
This is a result that extends the plasma run time by more than 2x (it was 8 seconds during the 2019 KSTAR test). In its experiment from the year before, 2018, KSTAR had reached the temperature of 100 million degrees for the first time (for about 1,5 seconds).
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